All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.
The Santosa Nordic sailing experience came into its own this week with the Guest Crew sighting a whale and reports of some excellent sailing against a beautiful backdrop with Mother Nature playing her part every minute of the day. Day 5 Andoya to Fiskevaeret Skipnes Had a cracking down wind sail today down the… Read more
L to R Charlie Tulloch (Principal First Class Sailing) Sally and Eric Whitelaw (Firstaway Yacht Charters) Southampton sailing school First Class Sailing has purchased the business of Firstaway Yacht Charters to expand its business and provide an additional service for its customers. This means that Firstaway owners, Sally and Eric Whitelaw, will be able to… Read more
Our big news is that in February 2019 we replaced our Jeanneau 379s Batida and Manhattan with two brand new Beneteau 381s. We have continued with the cocktail theme and named them Palomar and Sazerac. These new yachts are fractionally bigger in length than the Jeanneau 379’s. However they carry their chine almost all… Read more
A typical class on a school boat takes in a diverse range of ages, backgrounds and aspirations. First published in Sailing Today, Clive Loughlin looks at why RYA qualifications are worth more than the paper they are printed on. As published in Sailing Today – August 2018 (pdf version) 5 + 40 + 5 =… Read more
How did you get into sailing? For many it is the family, others school or scouts, but for some people of a certain age it would have been Howards’ Way, a BBC TV series set on the south coast, that brought to life the ins and outs of sailing – from the boatyard to the… Read more
Competent Crew Course – Get Into Sailing with Family or Friends Have you ever wanted to go sailing, but didn’t know where to start? Whether you come from a sailing family and want to build up your knowledge, you haven’t sailed in a while and need your memory refreshing, or whether you’ve never been on… Read more
Southampton Sailing Week’s Parade of Sail from the River Itchen will look similar to Amsterdam’s It is time to celebrate the thrill of sailing and in May, First Class Sailing are getting involved with Southampton Sailing Week. Both of our yachts will enter the ‘Parade of Sail’ which is being billed as “the finest… Read more